It Was A Scam
Soon enough, two police officers made their appearance. After hearing Ray’s story, they told him it wasn’t the first time they had encountered something like this.
It was a common scam they had been seeing more and more often in the streets of Philadelphia. A lot of people felt intimidated and, even if they didn’t have the money, went to an ATM to give the scammers what they demanded. Luckily for Ray, he didn’t fall for the trick.
In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.